Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao
Spanish La Liga
Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Estadio del Rayo Vallecano (Madrid).
Rayo Vallecano started to feel the strength of a higher division football. They took just two points from last five league ties and currently sit second from bottom after 8 matches played. They have a chance to escape the red zone and move lock on points with Athletic Bilbao with a victory over the Lions on Wednesday evening in Madrid.
Michel has huge problems with his side’s defensive performances at the start of the season. Los Franjirojos boast league’s second weakest defensive record with 17 goals conceded in eight games. They continued to struggle defensively on Sunday when Getafe snatched spoils from Madrid, beating Rayo 1-2 on the occasion.
Rayo allowed two or more goals in four of last five league games. It will no doubts be the music to the ears of Athletic’s attacking line led by Inaki Williams, Aritz Aduriz and Iker Muniain.
Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao: Head-to-head
Bilbao were the dominant force in this match-up over the course of history.
The Lions won 13, drew 8 and lost only 5 of 26 encounters with Rayo Vallecano.
Bilbao won five of last six meetings with Los Franjirojos without conceding a single goal in the process.
Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction
Bilbao won’t come into this in much higher spirits following a thread of seven consecutive matches without a win. Nonetheless, they had much tougher opponents during the streak as they had to play the likes of Real Betis, Villarreal, Barcelona, Real Sociedad and Eibar in last five matches.
The Lions showed spirits by coming back from conceding an early goal against Eibar on Sunday at Ipurua. They held the Gunsmiths to a 1-1 draw and will finally get an opportunity to pick up a three-pointer here when they take on the struggling Rayo Vallecano side.
The away win is a must-take bet at 2.25, while we will alternatively back the Basques to net two or more goals at 2.20.
Rayo Vallecano vs Athletic Bilbao: Bet Tips
Athletic Bilbao to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Athletic Bilbao Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).